"Many people in our society experience challenges in accessing resources that can help them lead a healthy and full life. The challenges may be specific or may be structural. They may lack access because of poverty, homelessness, distance, or related reasons. And because these determinants of health intersect with each other, they may face multiple exclusion and marginalization." Primer to Action: Social Determinants of Health
Although our country compares favourably on common international measures of health, many groups of people in Canada experience health inequalities.